Marty on Joe
Marty Brennaman is on a cruise. He was in the middle of the Pacific when he got word of the Joe Nuxhall's death. Brennaman knew how sick Nuxhall was, but he wasn't expecting it.
"I went to bed early. I woke about three o'clock in the morning, and I had a text from Rob Butcher from 12:55 (a.m.) that said "911." It never crossed my mind that Joe had died."
Brennaman was grateful that he got one more day with Nuxhall, shortly before departing on a cruise.
"We played together in a golf match that some had bid on in charity auction. He played at Kenwood Country Club. It was apparent that he was weak and not feeling well. I think he only swung the club about five times. I said, 'Joe, what do you go home.' He said, 'No, it's a beautiful day. I'm tired of laying around.' So he rode along the whole round. He laughed and joked. I feel blessed that I had a chance to spend that time together."